UAE reaffirms sustainable strategy at WSEC
Delegation highlights National Energy Strategy 2050 launched in June 2017 at the two day international summit
A UAE delegation, led by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, reiterated the country’s push towards renewable and sustainable energy at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress, WSEC 2017.
Convened at Astana EXPO 2017 Congress Centre in Kazakhstan from 19th and 20th June 2017. The conference held under the theme "Energy of the Future: innovative scenarios and methods of their implementation."
WSEC is aimed to bring together world pioneers in energy, to engage in a critical discussion on the future low carbon energy systems and the role of sustainable and efficient technologies in advancing the sustainable development goals and climate change objectives.
While delivering the UAE’s message at the conference, Dr. Al Zeyoudi said: "Renewable energy is at the heart of the UAE's sustainable energy transformation strategy, noting that the renewable energy sector is witnessing remarkable growth and performance because of its innovative and cost-effective solutions that can meet the growing demand, especially in remote areas."
He explained the UAE's pioneering role in the global renewable energy landscape over the last decade, through implementing large-scale domestic and international projects, hosting the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, the nation's capital, Abu Dhabi and convening international dialogues such as the annual World Future Energy Summit.
"Most recently, in May 2017, the UAE started construction of the largest independent solar power project in the world, in Abu Dhabi.
“The "Noor Abu Dhabi" has a capacity of 1,177 MW. The plant not only sets an unprecedented world record with its size, but also shattered global energy prices with the lowest solar energy price of 2.42 US cents per KWh," he added.